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winch

 (wĭnch)
n.
1. A stationary motorized or hand-powered machine used for hoisting or hauling, having a drum around which is wound a rope, cable, or chain attached to the load being moved.
2. The crank used to give motion to a grindstone or similar device.
tr.v. winched, winch·ing, winch·es
To move with or as if with a winch.

[Middle English winche, pulley, from Old English wince, reel, roller.]

winch′er n.

winch

(wɪntʃ)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a windlass driven by a hand- or power-operated crank
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a hand- or power-operated crank by which a machine is driven
vb
(Mechanical Engineering) (tr; often foll by up or in) to pull (in a rope) or lift (a weight) using a winch
[Old English wince pulley; related to wink1]
ˈwincher n

winch

(wɪntʃ)
vb
(intr) an obsolete word for wince1

winch

(wɪntʃ)

n.
1. the crank or handle of a revolving machine.
2. a windlass turned by a crank, for hoisting or hauling.
3. any of various devices for cranking.
v.t.
4. to hoist or haul (a load) by means of a winch.
[before 1050; Middle English winche, Old English wince pulley; akin to wench, wince, wink1]
winch′er, n.

winch

A hoisting machine used for loading and discharging cargo and stores or for hauling in lines. See also stores.

winch


Past participle: winched
Gerund: winching

Imperative
winch
winch
Present
I winch
you winch
he/she/it winches
we winch
you winch
they winch
Preterite
I winched
you winched
he/she/it winched
we winched
you winched
they winched
Present Continuous
I am winching
you are winching
he/she/it is winching
we are winching
you are winching
they are winching
Present Perfect
I have winched
you have winched
he/she/it has winched
we have winched
you have winched
they have winched
Past Continuous
I was winching
you were winching
he/she/it was winching
we were winching
you were winching
they were winching
Past Perfect
I had winched
you had winched
he/she/it had winched
we had winched
you had winched
they had winched
Future
I will winch
you will winch
he/she/it will winch
we will winch
you will winch
they will winch
Future Perfect
I will have winched
you will have winched
he/she/it will have winched
we will have winched
you will have winched
they will have winched
Future Continuous
I will be winching
you will be winching
he/she/it will be winching
we will be winching
you will be winching
they will be winching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been winching
you have been winching
he/she/it has been winching
we have been winching
you have been winching
they have been winching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been winching
you will have been winching
he/she/it will have been winching
we will have been winching
you will have been winching
they will have been winching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been winching
you had been winching
he/she/it had been winching
we had been winching
you had been winching
they had been winching
Conditional
I would winch
you would winch
he/she/it would winch
we would winch
you would winch
they would winch
Past Conditional
I would have winched
you would have winched
he/she/it would have winched
we would have winched
you would have winched
they would have winched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.winch - lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds
capstan - a windlass rotated in a horizontal plane around a vertical axis; used on ships for weighing anchor or raising heavy sails
lifting device - a device for lifting heavy loads
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
yard donkey, yarder - a winch (or system of winches) powered by an engine and used to haul logs from a stump to a landing or to a skid road
Verb1.winch - pull or lift up with or as if with a winch; "winch up the slack line"
draw, pull, force - cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
Translations
وِنْش: مِرْفاع، ذِراع تَدْويريَرْفَع بالوِنْش
hejse ved hjælp af et spilspil
treuilwinch
csõrlõvel felemel
lyfta/draga meî vinduvinda
kelti gervepakelti gerve
vinča
rumpál
vinçvinçle kaldırmak/çekmek

winch

[wɪntʃ]
A. Ntorno m, cabrestante m
B. VT (also winch up) → levantar (con un torno or cabrestante)
he was winched up by the helicopterlo levantaron con el helicóptero
to winch sth downbajar algo (con un torno or cabrestante)

winch

[ˈwɪntʃ] ntreuil m

winch

nWinde f, → Winsch f
vtwinschen

winch

[wɪntʃ]
1. nargano, verricello
2. vt to winch up/downsollevare/abbassare con un argano

winch

(wintʃ) noun
a type of powerful machine for hoisting or hauling heavy loads.
verb
to hoist (up) or haul (in) using a winch.
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